THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy (Album Review)

THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy (Album Review)

A few years back, after being out of music for quite some time, I jumped back into the pool in full force. It’s like I was whole again, I didn’t realize how much music meant to me. Why I was “out of the game”, we’ll leave for another day. But, I indeed discovered that “my music” was alive and well all over the world. And new (at the time) bands such as The Treatment played…

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IRON SAVIOR – Kill or Get Killed (Album Review)

IRON SAVIOR – Kill or Get Killed (Album Review)

German power metallers Iron Savior may not be the most widely known or recognized name in North America. But that’s a grievous oversight on us all! For those not in the know already, Iron Savior began over 20 years ago! The band formed in 1996 in Hamburg, Germany. While today Piet Sielck remains the sole original, the first incarnations included the likes of Kai Hansen (Helloween/Gamma Ray) and Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian). With that comes…

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FRENZY – Blind Justice (Album Review)

FRENZY – Blind Justice (Album Review)

Comics and metal like peas and pods? How can you go wrong with a combination like that? When I was but a young lad, I was, of course, a comic book fanatic. These days I like some of the feature films and a couple of the TV shows. But mostly I’m out of touch with the universe. What I am up to speed on is great Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (personal tastes, of course)….

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountain (Album Review)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountain (Album Review)

Having released their debut album back in 1997, Italy’s Rhapsody of Fire can now be placed in the ‘veteran’ category. Having said that, only keyboardist Alex Staropoli remains of the original line-up with guitarist Roby De Micheli the next longest-serving member, with 8 years service. Despite this revolving door (11 former members) Rhapsody of Fire has managed to maintain consistency of sound, theme, and performance. This is no more evident than on The Eighth Mountain,…

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PERPETUA – To Suffer (EP Review)

PERPETUA – To Suffer (EP Review)

Edinburgh-based and Decibel Geek-approved metal outfit Perpetua (Click here for live review) are releasing a brand new EP called To Suffer on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at an EP launch gig  (they have set up a 4 band bill for it) in their home town in the club known as Opium. Here at Geek, we are lucky to have an advance copy to tell you a bit about what to expect from the EP. All 4 tracks are riff-heavy, with some thunderous drumming…

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BONAFIDE – Live At KB (Album Review)

BONAFIDE – Live At KB (Album Review)

Many CGCM Podcast listeners received their Bonafide introduction as we featured their track “50/50” on our 50th Anniversary Episode. Touted as one of Sweden’s hardest working bands, Bonafide has six studio albums in their catalogue. And on March 15, 2019, they unleash their first live record. Delivered via Off Yer Rocka Records, BONAFIDE – Live at KB is available for pre-order. Here at CGCM headquarters, we’ve received an advance listen…and wowsers! BONAFIDE (Short band history)…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS – THIN LIZZY (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS – THIN LIZZY (Feature)

THIN LIZZY – The Legend Thin Lizzy.  Legendary band. Creative masters. Formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott was at helm of the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material. The singles “Whiskey in the Jar” (a traditional Irish ballad), “Jailbreak“, and “The Boys Are Back in…

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THE EVERYDAY LOSERS – Mono No Aware (Album Review)

THE EVERYDAY LOSERS – Mono No Aware (Album Review)

Mono No Aware is the third album from Indiana rockers The Everyday Losers. They describe themselves as combining hard rock and 90’s indie and it’s hard to disagree with that. The Everyday Losers was formed by brothers Dylan and Tyler Seidel and after a bit of an instrument merry-go-round the band currently comprises of Dylan on vocals and lead guitar, Tyler on bass and recent recruit Collin Banks on drums. Mono No Aware kicks off…

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BADFLOWER – OK, I’m Sick (Album Review)

BADFLOWER – OK, I’m Sick (Album Review)

  I interviewed Badflower in the media tent at Northern Invasion in 2017. By that point, I had already fallen in love with their EP Temper and their debut single “Soap”.  NI would be the second time I saw them live and both times they killed it.  Meeting them face to face it hit me just how young these guys were.  Even by rock standards.  So when I saw them again a couple of weeks…

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RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

I’ve followed the career of Ron Keel since I dropped some of my paper route money on the Cedar Mall Drug counter in exchange for my cassette copy of The Right To Rock. I was a horrible paper boy.  I may have been chronically late but I always packed my Walkman and The Right To Rock was an album that helped me ignore the angry customers shaking their fists as I rolled in with their…

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